Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Arts
10:14 am
Wed January 22, 2014

"Sting" performs new songs for The Last Ship on Great Performances on Friday at 9 pm

Sting

Rock ‘n’ roll Renaissance man Sting has embarked on a new venture, The Last Ship, a musical play for which he has written original music and lyrics. Exploring a range of universal themes, The Last Ship dramatizes the impact of the demise of the ship-building industry in Sting’s home town of Wallsend, England, which for so long had dominated and shaped the city’s community life.

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Business
10:10 am
Wed January 22, 2014

"Generation Like" on Frontline airs Thursday, February 20th at 7 pm

Thanks to social media, today’s teens are able to interact directly with their culture — artists, celebrities, movies, brands and even one another — in ways never before possible. But is that real empowerment? Or do marketers still hold the upper hand? In “Generation Like,” author and FRONTLINE correspondent Douglas Rushkoff (“The Merchants of Cool,” “The Persuaders”) explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media — and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers.

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Science
10:01 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Learn more about Shanghai Tower on Super Skycrapers at 9 pm on Wednesday

Shanghai Tower isn’t just a skyscraper — it’s a vertical city, a collection of businesses, services and hotels all in one place, fitting a population the size of Monaco into a footprint the size of a football field. Within its walls, residents can literally work, rest, play and relax in public parks, looking up through 12 stories of clear space. Not just one, however, but eight of them, stacked on top of each other, all the way to the 121st floor.

Science
9:58 am
Wed January 22, 2014

NOVA investigates Easter Island on Wednesday, February 19th at 8 pm

Ahu Tongariki with the cast / crew chilling in front of it.

A remote, bleak speck of rock in the middle of the Pacific, Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues, or moai, weighing up to 86 tons? And how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves? NOVA explores controversial recent claims that challenge decades of previous thinking about the islanders, who have been accused of everything from ecocide to cannibalism.

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Science
9:54 am
Wed January 22, 2014

"Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem" on Nature airs Wednesday, the 19th, at 7 pm

A honey badger is in confrontation stance, tail up, ready for action. Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, South Africa.

“Honey badger is bad ass.” Those words and corresponding video became a YouTube sensation, with 51 million hits. This “thug of the savannah” is one the most fearless animals in the world, renowned for its ability to confront grown lions, castrate charging buffalo and shrug off the toxic defenses of stinging bees, scorpions and snakes. Little is known about its behavior in the wild or why it is so aggressive. This film follows badger specialists in South Africa who take on these masters of mayhem in ways that must be seen to be believed.

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